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>> in the news this sunday morning, december 18th, the war in iraq officially ends with the last u.s. troops crossing the border in kuwait. more than two dozen almeda families are left without a place to live after a fire burn their apartment dulling. >> good morning. it's a spare the air day today.
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we have fog increasing through the delta. temperatures are freezing in some of our valleys this morning. >> thank you lisa. good morning thanks for joining us. i'm caroline tyler. nato has wrapped up its training mission in iraq with a ceremony in the baghdad green zone. this morning all u.s. troops have pulled out of iraq. last night they were loaded on to planes and trucks and the final convoy rolled across the border into neighboring kuwait. we report from baghdad. >> in the end there was no peace treaty, no decisive battle. the war ended with a border crossing. the last to leave was 480 soldiers from the first cavalry division. they drove five hours through the desert, along the same road the u.s. used to invade. they crossed the border into kuwait just after dawn. the massive withdrawal was the military's largest movement since world war ii. the u.s. once had 5 1/2 million
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pieces of equipment from heavy machinery to humvees. not all of it made it out. today remnants are sold in a baghdad market or abandoned on the side of the road. at the height of the road there were thousands of these concrete barriers, called t-walls guarding u.s. bases. each one is worth about one thousand dollars. but today there are piles of t-walls just like this all over iraq. iraq was the bloodiest conflict since vietnam. 4500 americans died, 30,000 were wounded. despite the cost, the army said the war was worth it. >> everything that we have done we've learned along the way, we've changed processes when the conditions changed and we've had a lot of success. but i think it's incredibly successful. >> for the iraqis the legacy of the war is uncertain, the cost extraordinary. 100,000 iraq is killed. >> i very much believe they have
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seen the worst and i don't think the people will of allow themselves to be dragged into that situation again. >> in the coming days and months, the american's fate is clear. they get to go home. iraq must shake off three decades of war and dictatorship before it can no its fate. abc news baghdad. >> the number of families affected by an alameda apartment fire were homeless. many are tomorrow barely out of their homes. abc7 reports, that fire engulfed the second and third floors of the budding on shore point drive. >> this is video of the fire at full force. you can see plumes of thick, black smoke and fierce flames roaring out of the building. this man was able to save his laptop before running out of his
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room. he said the fire started in the apartment next door to his. >> the guy wanted his room to be a little warm while he was taking a shower. he went in, and when he came back, his room was gone. >> he is in the coast guard. he said his command helped set him up with housing that willsú likely be his home for a while since his is one of the apartments that's been destroyed. he said all residents are required to have renter's insurance and he's covered so he's handling it surprisingly well. >> what do you think? >> it happens. old buildings, no fire suppression system in the building. >> his whole building has been red tagged by the fire department. the flames essentially gutted six apartments, but fire, smoke and water damaged rendered twelve others uninhabitable. the red cross said the residents of all 63 apartments off-limits have managed to find someplace safer. lines of residents waited to retrieve a few essential. as the fires are raging, crews
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helped some residents trapped on the upper floors. >> kind of like a dream. he knocked out the window with the ladder and took the dog and kind of guided me down the ladder. he is one of a few rescued by ladder. this is another picture of a man being rescued by ladder. all residents have managed to find accommodations for now but the american red cross said should they need help in the next few days, they can call the american red cross at their emergency dispatch line. that number is 1-866-272-2237. in almeda, abc7 news. and three san francisco families are looking for homes this morning. their apartment units were damaged after a fire broke out 1:30 yesterday afternoon on junas street. they say the alarm was sparked
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by an electrical short. one person was treated at the scene for a leg injury. the principal of an east bay middle school is apologizing for a news letter that contained a racist cartoon. on fry the middle school in pleasant hill e-mailed the news letter. someone had drawn a noose around the neck of the african-american peanuts character, franklin along with the words "white power." the school said a substitute staff member accidentally put the photo in the news letter. the cartoon was on the school's computer as part of an investigation into vandalism that happened in the school from three years ago. police say a man suspected of shooting a fellow hell's angel member at a funeral has been spotted in san jose. the 38-year-old steve ruiz has been on the run since the october 15th shooting. police say he may be driving a gold 1995 or '96 gmc yukon or an older gray four runner.
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he's accused of shooting a man at oak hill cemetery in san jose. it happened at a funeral of pet grew, the president of the san francisco hell's angels chapter. pet agrew was killed at a las vegas casino. a dispensary has closed its doors under pressure from the federal government. the miran alliance posted a sign saying it would be closed as of nine last night. it is being targeted because it's too close to facilities being used by children. patients are upset. >> i think it's absolutely nuts how the federal government can bypass the local state law and do this to us and just, you know, take advantage of these people. they are providing medicine for sick people and just to take care of him. it's horrible. >> why do you need it? >> i have really chronic back pain.
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i can't sleep at night. >> please don't aggravate the situation. it's very dangerous right now. please leave me alone and leave my people alone. >> the attorney for the dispensary's landlord said they are fighting the eviction in court. it was a long, sleepless night at the site of a sinkhole in san pablo. the sinkhole was created by the rupture of a 60-inch transmission line and eight-inch water main. the resulting flooding cost property damage to some residents. the sinkhole also exposed an oil pipeline near a shell station. the pipeline is being drained before repairs can begin on the waterlines. >> three months after it began protestors tried to rebuild the occupy movement. next, the latest on the ongoing protests. plus is victoria secret keeping a secret from its customers? the new controversy behind the make of its lingerie. ñ ñ ñ ñ ñ ñ
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impoverished west african farms where young children are doing back breaking work. >> everybody knows about it which is why it is so easy to fine. the and the farmers spoke about it because they didn't know they were doing anything wrong. >> victoria secret issued this statement, "our standards specifically prohibit child labor. we are vigorously engaging with stakeholders to investigate the matter." the company said they rely on international fair trade groups to make sure children are not working in the fields. >> the occupy movement is three months old and it's seen its share of tough times. many camps have been dismantled, including many in the bay area. but some occupiers vowed they are here to stay. this is where it all began new york city. hundreds of occupy wallstreet protestors attempted to occupy a park owned by trinity church. it was a celebration of the three month anniversary of the movement and a call for solidarity and reoccupation for all occupy camps nationwide. occupation here was short-lived. police removed the camp and
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arrested about 40 people. their call for a national reoccupy in all the cities where a camp was dismantled was heard in san jose. this reoccupation brought in a crowd of about 30 protestors. they set up several tents that they later took down. >> it's been about a month since they took the encampment and the city manager shut us out. same story nationwide. >> occupy encampments have been taken down by cities fed up with trash, vandalism and violence in some camps. the oakland camp was taken down for a second time after a violent first eviction. one man was shot to death near the camp, which proved to be the last straw for the city. in san francisco the camp was taken down earlier this month after negotiations broke down between occupy and the mayor. the city offered the camp at another site, but that didn't work out. they set up about ten tents at the park in the shadow of embarcadero 1. here protestors vowed they are here to stay. >> we aren't going anywhere. they may come and take away our tents and take away the hows of
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particular of -- houses of disenfranchised people who live in this city and country, but we are here and we are going to to keep fighting. >> it was basically symbolic and well-mannered. since the park closes at 8:00 p.m., occupiers took down their tent. abc7 news. >> we badly need rain but looks like we won't get any anytime soon? >> no. cooler temperatures today because of the onshore flow. low level moisture in terms of fog around the bay. here's a look at vulmer peak looking at downtown oakland. further to the east and north we have freezings conditions and dense fog. we will talk about it next. >> thank you, lisa. also next find out how the warriors did in their first game under a new head coach.
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for christmas. the weather is going to be dry. mow rain at all. that hurts the folks up in the sierra. it means no snow for anyone visiting. >> i know compared to what people remember last year. we are looking at a cooler day today. subtle changes. remember on friday boy was it warm. we hit 70 in sonoma county. we have fog at vulmer peek. dense fog by the delta and freezing conditions close to the delta. the north bay valleys and almost around freezing on the peninsula. this morning we are looking at changes in terms of our wind shift. an on shore flow will bring us cooler afternoon highs. yesterday we came down a few more degrees and today upper 50s and low 60s. 28 in napa. 35 santa rosa, 36 novato. look at concord and livermore. 32 degrees. 34 mountain view. definitely a colder start by a couple degrees in some spots.
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but san francisco 48. oakland 43 degrees. and with the dense fog advisory for the sacramento he valley we have visibility of less than a quarter mile in fairfield. this will stick around much of the morning hours. we have a spare the air day today. not a lot of mixes and look at the fog problem in santa rosa and novato. elsewhere doing okay but we have more of an on shore no too so that will aid in the low level moisture and bringing the temperatures down a little bit. here we are eight, nine, ten o'clock, even through the noon hour. still some fog out by the delta. it will take until about 2:00 until it burns back off. parts of the north bay here. another reason why the folk of the north bay are cooling down today. winds are coming off the ocean. we saw the strong northerly winds fry and some yesterday. the fog and frost this morning for just about everyone. spare the air this afternoon.
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it's illegal to burn. then for tonight the wind kicks up a little bit. more mixing, but we aren't talking about any rain. for this week. it looks like perhaps the last week of the year. we will remain dry. so finally this area of low pressure begins to fill and slide to the east. that was our rainmaker on thursday. really no systems around to check these things on through. so high pressure continues to maintain its grip. double barrel high pressure. and a couple weak systems diving over the ridge. that allows from time to time an offshore flow. and sometimes it can bring in the fog but also can mix things out and bring us better air quality. that's what we have in store for tomorrow. but as for today we look for the spare the air and the blocking highs throughout the rest of the week. 65 with the fog in fresno today. 63 southern sierra. northern sierra 46 and back home we are in the upper 50s to about 60 today. so seasonal. it has been a little above
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normal. 57 napa, 56 richmond. the cool on shore flow keeping san francisco in the upper 50s. for the raiders today, 59 at the ballpark later on today. we are looking at temperatures to come up just a little bit come tomorrow, tuesday. winter begins 9:30 at night on wednesday. we will look for dry skies through the big holiday weekend. >> i thought winter was already here. >> i know. feels like it. >> especially late at night and early in the morning. >> the clear conditions and no rain. once we get a little rain, that would warm us up a little bit. >> oh, that's the way it works? >> yeah. >> thanks lisa. >> coming up at 7:00 right after our newscast, good morning america. dan harris is joining us live now from new york to tell us what they are working on. good morning and i know dan, of course, iraq is right up there at the top? >> it really is an amazing morning. carolyn, good morning to you. i want to show you these pictures. history is being made this morning. the last american combat troops
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leaving iraq after nearly nine years of war. they are heading home just in time for the holidays. martha lad kits, who has been to iraq 21 times is going to be live on the boarder of iraq in kuwait this morning. the latest twist, and a dark one in the millionaire murder case in florida. why bob ward was rushed from his jail cell to a hospital bed just days after he was sentenced. plus today the world is going to witness an epic football face-off. we are calling it the preacher versus the playboy. tom brady married to a supermodel going head-to-head with tim tebow. we will preview the big head-to-head face-off today and thanks to ginger our fearless meteorologist, we are busting a bunch of holiday movie myths. for example can your tongue really get stuck to a frozen pole? ginger goes out to do a little fact checking. she also, and you want to see this, try to do one of those
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clark grace walled national lampoon vacation thing on the sled down the ski slope. it's fun to watch and it's coming up on gma this morning. >> i'm from wyoming where it gets very cold and i know your tongue can freeze on a metal pole. so that's not a myth i'm sure. >> it's apparently very real and we will talk about how you can get it unstuck if you are unwise enough to try it. >> i think warm water does the trick. all right. thanks dan. we will look for you at seven. >> thank you. see you later. >> okay. we are going to turn to sports. the warriors new head coach gets put to the test with a game against the sacramento kings. here's mike shumann with highlights of how the new defense performed. >> good morning. where is the head coach marc
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jackson promised a hard nose team that actually plays defense. he is undefeated as they handle the kings. his first game at oracle. the first quarter clay thompson steps up. he had 9. his passing was phenomenal, lips early on. and the jam here. he had 10. warriors up 12 in the first. starters seeing plenty of time. andres biedrins. and the warriors led by 19 at the half. more passing. steph curry, the bullet in mcgwire. the former cal bear jams it home. monta and curry up to their old tricks. the finish and the foul. he had 22. warriors roll, 107-96. the coach not really happy. >> i know a lot of guys that can do it one night. i want them to sustain it. and i thought the second half he took his foot off the gas pedal and let them off the hook. great ones go for the juggler. >> cal hosting undefeated ohio state. what a day for brandon. the feed from berkeley. and brandon led the bears with 24 points. boyd keeps on dishing. this time the look inside.
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cal trailed by 14 with 5 1/2 to play but they made a huge run. brandon with a career high, 24 rebounds and the put-back but ohio state hangs on to win it. buckeyes remain undefeated. meanwhile fourth ranked stanford tweets princeton. they are 7-1. that's their 57th straight win. and improved to 9-1. the sharks have not been playing up to their expectations of late but have seemed to have turned the corner, winning their second straight last night. oilers and sharks getting up-close and personal. sharks strike in the first havlat. and the finish. great goal. 1-0, sharks. but edmonton answers. a boost their own. jordan eeverlay. moves to the net and beating niemmi. game tied at 1. great passing by the sharks. and to thornton in front. it's 2-2. stays that way until the third from pavelski with a great feed to marleau. sharks are 2-2 in the homestand. they win it 3-2.
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>> high school championships dela salle is in the picture. they played southern cal west lake last night. bob's spartans look for their 11th straight win. the first drive. you could drive a truck through that hole. 38-yard run. 7-0, spartans in the first. now 14-0 in the second. to hudson. see ya. 28 yards, 21-0, dela salle. a little defense. what an interception by anthony williams a senior making a huge play in the end zone. dela salle does it again. they win the state bowl championship 35-0. division 3 state championship game. and cam facing fresno's washington union. they get on the board first. chris cane to green bury. what a catch. 7-0, panthers. tampa trailed 14-3 in the third. brett stevens to griffin. watch this guy go. 37 yards. campo down 14-10 but that's as close as they would get.
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he stuffs it in on the keeper. washington union wins the state title 21-16. saturday night football and in the nfl cowboys and bucks. tough to be a buck fan right now. making it worse. and the touchdown, 7-0, cowboys in the first. romo and company getting back in the red zone. this time to des bryant. romo, three td passes. they beat the bucks, 31-15, the final. andre ward must be getting fired tired of his opponent saying he doesn't have game. he's soft were. no knockout bunch. andre beat him down last might in atlantic city. the olympic gold medalist, he never stood a chance. andre used the left hook and set it up. and a unanimous decision 27-year-old adds the wbc belt to wba title. he has 13 career knock outs. and a finish in dubai. what a performance by alexis thompson. chip in for birdie on nine.
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nothing but net. she's just getting started. birdies five of last ten holes. finishes with 67 and 16-year-old already the youngest to win an lpg event. becomes the youngest golfer to win the dubai leads masters. what a story. raiders host detroit. we will have the highlights at guilty i'm mike shumann. have a great day. >> up next at 6:30. lawmakers take action on payroll taxes. we will tell you how that could affect you over the next two months. and a south bay toy drive is coming up short this year. how you can help some needy children for the holidays.
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>> welcome back. members of the house are getting ready to vote tomorrow on a senate-approved payroll tax cut extension. they passed it yesterday, along with a huge spending bill to keep government offices open through next september. the tax cut will last only two months and will also extend unemployment benefits. the deal paints president obama into a corner. a provision in the bill says he must either issue a permit for a 1700-mile oil pipeline or declare it's not in the national interest. the economy still struggles to pull out of the worst recession since the great depression. can anything be done to fix it? and what are the solutions among us? abc7's dan ashley hosts a
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special half-hour special on the economy. join us for "the road to recovery, solutions from the 99%." it's tonight at 6:30. neighbors were looking for answers at a meeting in dublin after an experiment that could have killed someone. on december 6th the show "mythbusters" was testing a cannon at the alameda county sheriff's office bomb range. it misfired and sent a cannon through a neighborhood. john salston was at yesterday's public meeting. >> this is the homemade cannon that launched the 18-inch metal ball that tore through a neighborhood last week. they put it on display for residents concerned over the tv stunt that backfired. >> i'm still not thrilled they are using the facility so close to our houses and especially for experiments with the "mythbusters" show. >> the show was testing a cannon at the regional training range. last year they paid them $20,000 to use the facility, according
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to the sheriff. last week the tv crew successfully fired a regular cannon twice and then brought in their homemade gun, but they missed the water barrels that were supposed to stop the ball. it tore through a wall, bouncing up a hill, through this house about a half-mile away and then hitting another home, and finally a mini van. >> we are re-evaluating the use of the facility, and i've closed the bomb range, as i stated, and we are going to make sure that the experiments are safe and nothing hazardous like this will take place again. >> but i understand that people will be nervous, but i think by reviewing our safety codes again and by making sure that we never do an experiment like this at this facility, i'm confident that the features for our safe is very good. >> could this be the end of "mythbusters" in dublin? >> i don't think it should be the end of it. what you heard about not having the cannonballs and the
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projectiles, i think that needs to end. they have already committed to that. the "mythbusters" team catered a hamburger lunch to residents and had the host there to giveaway free t-shirts and autographs. >> we want to make sure the community understands we take it seriously, both on the local level and the global level of everything we do in the future. >> abc7 news. >> the state attorney general is fighting fire with fire, or in this case technology with technology. ms. harris launched what she called a modern approach to fighting high-tech crime. corina rust reports on the new e crime unit. >> state attorney general was in san jose to unavailable her vision to take criminal investigations to the next level. it's called the e-crime unit or ecu just like dna testing has become more sophisticated. the ecu will act as a technology driven high crime fighting hub. >> we are creating labs where technology will be there so they can bring the smartphones they
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collect during the search warrant and we can do the downloading necessary for the forensic work. >> the idea to use technology more effectively to attack technology related crimes. the ecu will focus on identity theft, internet fraud, computer and electronics theft, intellectual property crimes such as counterfeiting and piracy and child exploitation. a leading expert in internet security said the e crime unit's evidence gathering and prosecution has been a weak link in this crime landscape. >> the big challenge we've had in this industry is not so much tracking the bad guys, tracking the bad guys is kind of the easy part. it's actually bringing them to justice. >> the state showed off some of the evidence from a successful bust last month. agency estimated 1 1/2 million dollars in counter fit jewelry being sold on ebay. a tracey woman now face five felony counts. there's also a state case
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involving an atm scam where losses totaled $2 million. and although she wouldn't owe elaborate, she said her office is also involved in the investigation into the recent credit card skimming at bay area lucky stores. >> this is the kind of scam when people are affected that live hundreds of miles apart and activity take place over the course of months, it really requires a kind of partnership and task force model. that's something that the attorney general is putting forth today. >> in san jose, corina rusk, abc7 news. >> as we close in at the end of the year it's time to look back at 2011. the killing of osama bin laden was the top news story of 2011 according to the annual poll of editors and news directors by the associated press. the death of bin laden got more than half the votes cast for the top ten stories. japan's earthquake, tsunami and near nuclear meltdown were next on the list. that was followed by the arab spring.
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financial turmoil in europe came in fourth. >> in berkeley this weekend the police and fire departments held their annual toys for tots giveaway. registered families lined up early yesterday morning to get first crack at the gifts and toys. the police and fire departments act as a distribution center for the toys, donated by various groups. an estimated 1,000 families were helped this year by the berkeley fire and police departments toys for tots campaign. organizers are still short of hundreds of toys for one of the biggest holiday giveaways in silicon valley today. volunteers from south bay labor unions and community groups are trying to fill a wish list for about 9,000 children at their holiday party. demand is almost doubled this year. for some children it's going to be their only holiday gift. if you would like to help, you can drop off a toy at santa clara valley labor center. that's in san jose, and you can do it this morning.
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by the way, you can still contribute to the abc7 share your holiday food drive. you can call the number on your screen. 1-800-870-food or text word "feed" to 80077 and that gives ten dollars. we have more information on our website at abc7news.com. if you are shopping in oakland, parking is free next saturday. the goal is to encourage visitors to buy local. the offer is good at all parking meters between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on christmas eve. they have free parking yesterday, as well. it's a good way to compete with the free parking at the mall. lisa is here to talk, of course weather. >> a lot of bike riders out too, i noticed. if you are in the at the mall people getting out and exercising, maybe size skating or going to a football game. weather should be pretty good for that. right now we are looking at fog at the golden gate bridge and
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most of the fog is confined in the shoreline and delta. elsewhere freezing temperatures. the weekend forecast and the week ahead is come up. >> also coming up the sale of some of michael jackson's property exceeds expectations at auction. that is next.
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>> hope your sunday is going well. we appreciate you joining us as you prepare for the busy holiday season. hanukkah, i believe, starts on tuesday. christmas is next sunday. hope you are prepared, ready and joyous! >> auction officials say the contents of michael jackson's home brought in nearly triple their estimates. houses where jackson and his children lived before his death two years ago. among the highlights the rug under the bed where jackson died fetched over $15,000. the estimate was just $400. and that armoir where he wrote a message to himself on the mirror brought in over $18,000. so that song man in the mirror, i guess you could say it was right there on the armoir. lisa is here with a check of the weather forecast. still needing some rain not getting any rain?
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>> no, we're just sort of monitoring the subtle differences with the winds. and today with the lack of win we have the spare the air. a little fog out there as well. tahoe, it's cold. 12 degrees at the tahoe valley airport. temperatures will climb to the 40s. so they have been hard at work making snow but you can see that yeah, not a lot going on there unfortunately for the end of the year. through the end of the year it could stay dry. we have to set our hopes on january and february. a little fog. the marine layer is coming back along the coast but not enough to mix things out. we have the radiation fog and fog around the delta where visibility is less than a quarter after mile. it's 38 in fairfield. 28 in napa. it's 15 degrees cooler this morning than it was yesterday morning in napa. everyone is a little bit chillier. concord and livermore down to freezing. 34 mountain view with 48 in
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san francisco, 41 at our coast 43 oakland and the visibility in miles, you can barely see anything at all out in fairfield. so be careful. santa rosa not much better at a half file visibility. quarter mile in novato. you get the idea. elsewhere, not too bad just the cold temperatures. we will be looking at the fog to linger in parts of the north bay and the delta. here we will take you through the rest of the morning hours t takes until about 1:00 2:00 in the afternoon for things to clear up by the delta. you will notice we hold on to some of that fog, and that allows for numbers to come down in the north bay. also around the bay, comfortable today but unseasonably cool with the frost and fog this morning. spare the air today. that should be lifted tomorrow. the worst areas are in the north bay, taking the biggest hit there. remember not to burn. and no rain is in the forecast for the week ahead. we are looking at a stagnate
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weather pattern. you can tell because this weather system moved through the bay area on thursday and here it still sits spinning and bringing a little bit of precip to the desert and the mountains down in southern california, also in vegas. but for bay area the big picture, much of california, high pressure maintains its grip for the eastern pacific. the jet stream well to the north. the blocking ridge of high pressure not letting rain makers come our way. there aren't even any out there. we are look at a couple of weak systems riding up and over the ridge. by tomorrow the winds will shift. we will see a bit of an offshore flow and temperatures will come up a couple degrees throughout the early part of the work week. if you like it dry and mild we have more of that on tap. the dense fog advisory extends from the sacramento valley, the san joaquin valley throughout the morning ours. if you are headed to tahoe you
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will run into the fog. give yourself some time. but it will be cool, upper 50s in big sur and back home we are looking upper 50s to]i the lower 60s. the mildest air from the south bay down to the monterey bay. 59 in half moon bay with milbrae coming in at 58. cool in san francisco, 58 for you. in the north bay dropping a couple degrees again today. so a cooler afternoon in pet -- 59. castro valley not warming up too machine. the inland east bay some mid-and upper 50s. brentwood and antioch where the fog sits 66. the accuweather seven-day forecast not a whole lot of change from today to tomorrow but we will increase the temperatures a little bit. by tuesday winter begins wednesday night. although tonight shouldn't be as cold because we should see some extra clouds around. we are looking at still dry right through christmas eve
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even christmas day. we are looking at maybe 2012 pour some rain. >> wow. >> yeah. >> all right. well that's not that far away but a couple weeks. >> and we can make up for it. >> okay. that would be good. >> yeah. >> thank you, lisa. don't go away. seven on your side is next. >> there are fierce the struggling pg&e customers could be left in the cold this winter. i'm michael finney. the story ahead on 7 on your sidedededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededededede ♪ ♪ okay, so who ordered the cereal that can help lower cholesterol and who ordered the yummy cereal?
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>> good morning. happy holidays. it's 6:51. thank you for joining us this morning. this is a live look from our tam cam, looking southeast towards sunrise. the sun will go up about 7:20 this morning. we are in for yet another long string of dry days. the number of families who have had their power disconnected because they have been unable to pay has fallen this year but the emergency provisions of that helped hundreds of families are due to expire at the end of the month. >> 7 on your side michael finney looks at why some people want to limit pg&e's ability to cut off your power. >> they gave me a 48-hour
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notice, and they wanted to -- they were going to shut it off completely. >> esther is unemployed, putting three children through college and raising her developmentally-delayed son, caz. they were 48 hours away from losing the power to their san francisco home because they couldn't afford to pay their pg&e bill. but then the emergency provisions kicked in. >> she worked with me and saying whatever is past due she would add a partial payment of what was past due to my current bill. >> the provisions were put in place back in february, 2010 and require pg&e to give customers who qualify a minimum of three months to pay off their delinquent bills. pg&e must personally meet with the customer before shutting the power off if the customer depends on power for their medical needs.
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if they are disconnected, the utility is prevented from charging the customers a credit deposit to restore their power. >> we would be happy to help >> when the california public utilities commission implemented the provisions, pg&e had the largest disconnection rate of poor people out of all four major utilities in california. more than 8%. but that has since dropped to 5.6%. many credit the emergency provisions that pg&e does not. >> we have programs for income-qualified customers such as the care program and the reach program. what we've been doing is doing a better job of getting the word about that out to the customers. >> the consumer advocate division is pushing for a maximum disconnection rate of 5% by pg&e. >> it's reasonable for pg&e. it will allow their credit and collections departments to continue to work to find the best tools to support customers
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with low income. >> the utility reform network, a consumer advocacy group, agrees with the proposal. >> electricity and gas are absolute necessities. they aren't luxuries. and turn will not stop fighting until utility shut offs are a thing of the past. >> a final on extending the protection to low income customers is at least two months away. we will stay on top of it and keep you posted. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> up next a local bell ringer trying to break a record. he rang the bell far longer than anyone imagined he could.0ú8t
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a salvation army bell ringer has broken the record for bell ringing. [bell ringing] >> butch of pacifica did just that for 51 hours, 10 minutes, 25 seconds. he looks a little tired there. he started thursday in front of macy's in san francisco's union square. butch broke the previous record of 36 hours, but he did not set a new one. there are five ringers around the country who lasted just a little bit longer. still our hats are off to butch soriano because he couldn't eat anything during that time. how could you last?
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>> i don't know. that's rough. >> and the weather was kind of cold. >> and this morning we are talking about some fog and frost out there. spare the air and upper 50s to near 60 today. >> i guess that is going to do it for us. thank you for joining us. our next newscast starts at 9:00 this morning. i'm carolyn tyler along with lisa arjen. keep track of the latest news on twitter at abc news area and talk about it
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